After assembling the scenery (including the stable), you can also use this activity as a Christmas advent calendar by daily placing a new figure on the scenery. There are 24 figures. Start on December 1st by setting up the scenery and stable, then continue adding 1 figure a day until the 24th when all pieces will be on display in time for Christmas Day.
You will need:
Download PDF and print either pages 4 to 9 for the colored version or pages 10 to 15 for the black-and-white version (to color after printing). Print on card stock or heavier paper (such as 160 g. paper).
Instructions for assembling the background
Glue the four sections of the town background together. (The tab on piece 1 connects to piece 2, the tab on piece 2 to piece 3, and the tab on piece 3 to piece 4.) Once the glue has dried, the display can be folded like an accordion and set on a large piece of green or light brown colored paper.
Fold the small stable (page 6 or 12) and set to the side of your scenery.
Assembling the figures
Optional: For more stability, glue the figure on a small piece of card stock (preferably, the same color as the color used for the scenery floor).
Created and illustrated by Didier Martin.Copyright © 2022 by Didier Martin. Used by permission.